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Strobilanthes Persian Shield Care

Adaptable to both sunny and shaded areas, Persian Shields are low maintenance and tolerant of heat and drought. With large iridescent purple and green foliage, Strobilanthes Persian Shield adds stunning color to any porch or balcony.

How to care for your Strobilanthes Persian Shield

Use these instructions to care for a Strobilanthes Persian Shield. This guide will tell you how to water a Strobilanthes Persian Shield; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Strobilanthes Persian Shield


Strobilanthes Persian Shield will thrive in sun or shade.


Provide your Persian Shield plants with plenty of water as they do not like to dry out completely; water just before the soil is dry. During hot and dry times, more watering may be required, and during rainy times, less watering may be needed. Be sure to avoid splashing water on the foliage and blooms when watering, as this can cause diseases.


Fertilize once a month using a liquid fertilizer or add a slow-release fertilizer to the soil according to instructions.


To encourage bushier, thicker Persian Shield plants, feel free to pinch back growth every so often. Colors become more vibrant and pronounced when placed in partial shade. If you find the colors of your Persian Shield becoming somewhat faded, you may want to move it to a more shaded area of your porch or balcony.

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